Holographic Preventive Advanced Counter-Sniper Device

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,946.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
M67854-08-C-6520
Agency Tracking Number:
N073-164-0069
Solicitation Year:
2007
Solicitation Topic Code:
N07-164
Solicitation Number:
2007.3
Small Business Information
LUMINIT, LLC
20600 Gramercy Place, Suite 203, Torrance, CA, 90501
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
612439146
Principal Investigator:
Fedor Dimov
Director Holographic Systems
(310) 320-1066
kyu@luminitco.com
Business Contact:
Engin Arik
President and CEO
(310) 320-1066
earik@luminitco.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
To address the Navy need for technology that will detect a potential sniper at a distance, Luminit, LLC proposes to develop a new Holographic Preventive Advanced Counter-Sniper (HoPACS) device based on the latest advances in holography, laser-scanning techniques, and CMOS technology. Based on the Bragg angle selectivity of shift and angle multiplexed thick transmission holograms, and the pattern imaged on a CMOS sensor as a result of illuminating the holograms with laser light, we can produce at least a 120-degree field-of-view sensor in which every hologram pair selects one particular laser beam direction thereby indicating the direction of a potential threat. This laser beam is initially irradiated by a small diode laser, scanned 360 degrees by the miniature scanner, reflected from the sniper’s optics and detected by HoPACS. Three identical sensors will cover a 360-degree field of regard in azimuth and at least 45 degrees in elevation, and will detect and neutralize a sniper with a dazzling laser before he can shoot. In Phase I, Luminit will demonstrate HoPACS feasibility by building and testing a benchtop HoPACS. In Phase II, Luminit plans to build a prototype HoPACS. The resulting system will be commercially available by the close of Phase III.

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